New Japan Close-Up Book

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Postby Guest » 09/01/07 10:26 PM

Mr. Kaufman,

Any updates/infos on this book?

Thanks,
Charles
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Postby Guest » 09/02/07 07:29 AM

Yes, I was wondering the same thing. There hasn't really been alot of talk about it lately.
Also, regarding New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five Japan, are they going to be excatly the same or are you going to add some new kinks to them.

Thanks, Niko
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Postby Guest » 09/02/07 07:57 AM

I believe "New Magic of Japan" and "Five Times Five: Japan" will be exactly the same as the first editions.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/02/07 08:46 AM

Both books will be the same.
At the same time as they are republished, I will publish a new book of Japanese magic.
There will be a special pre-publication offer on all three.
Unfortunately, I've been pretty busy and am not as far along on the new book as I'd hoped.
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Postby Guest » 09/02/07 08:55 AM

I will be looking forward to the new book, as well as the reprints although I already have them :) .

Also, is Mr. Kaufman going to include Japanese magic in Genii's to coincide with the reprints + new book? Just wondering!

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Charles
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/02/07 09:50 AM

You will find a 28-page article on Magic Bar Hopping in Japan in the October issue of Genii, how at the printer. Among the articles on 10 different magic bars are two tricks.
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Postby Guest » 09/02/07 11:02 AM

Thank you for the information I can't wait for the reprints and the new book! :D

~Niko
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Postby Guest » 09/03/07 08:14 AM

Thanks Mr. Kaufman for the information. If there happens to be any further updates, please do post in this thread again. I am sure there are lots of people out there who are more enthusiastic about this book than I am. :D

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Charles
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Postby Guest » 09/03/07 01:33 PM

I'm excited about this, I have been hoping to get my hands on both "New Magic of Japan" and "5X5 Japan ever since I added "5X5 Scotland" to my library.
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Postby Guest » 09/05/07 04:03 PM

Mr. Kaufman,

Is there any chance that you could include "Eerie Revelation" in the new book? I've been trying to learn it but there's no place to find it.

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~Niko
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/05/07 04:04 PM

Niko, what is Eerie Revelation?
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Postby Evan Shuster » 09/05/07 04:47 PM

Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
Niko, what is Eerie Revelation?
It's the cover item from Apocalypse, vol. 15, no. 3 (March, 1992), by Yuji Wada.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/05/07 05:54 PM

I don't want to bother Harry, and I can assure you he'd have no problem with the following request. If someone could fax that to me at the office at 301-652-8035, I'd appreciate it.
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Postby Guest » 09/05/07 06:48 PM

Who's Harry?...sorry...im new...
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Postby Guest » 09/05/07 06:54 PM

Originally posted by QtipMagics:
Who's Harry?...sorry...im new...
The original publisher of Apocalypse magazine and author of several good books on car magic and also one of the Tarbell series, Harry Lorayne.
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Postby Guest » 09/05/07 06:56 PM

Oh. Okay well thanks for clearing that up.
So, Mr. Kaufman, if you get permission, would you consider putting it in the book?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/05/07 09:24 PM

I am able to consider it for the following reason:
Yuji Wada has won the Atsukawa Award, and all the contributors to the new book are winners of the award.

AND, I might add, the power of our community has again been proved: I have received two copies faxed to me. Thanks, ES and DL!
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Postby Guest » 09/05/07 10:27 PM

Mr. Kaufman: Please keep the good stuff under covers. :D

It is very interesting to hear that the book will contain all the Masao Atsukawa Prize Winners. In fact, I got a book at magicland in Tokyo last month called "Winners," which contains works from the first eight "Masao Atsukawa" Prize Winners. I am wondering if a lot of the material in the New Japan book would be repeated from the "Winners" book.

Link: https://www.frenchdrop.com/detail?id=73

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Postby Richard Perrin » 09/06/07 12:23 AM

Jonathan Townsend,
Harry Lorayne wrote car magic? Wow! I didn't know that he is into car magic!

Oh, card magic... oh rats! Me dissappointed! :p
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Postby Guest » 09/06/07 04:14 AM

Okay, Thank you so much! :D
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Postby Guest » 09/06/07 01:30 PM

Ok...Now that thats out of the way, I have a few more questions for Mr. Kaufman.

1) Are all 3 books going to come out the same time, or will they be scattered all through September and October? Is there a specific date?

2) Does the book have a title yet?

I'm done with questions for a while so you won't be annoyed with me. :p
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/06/07 04:21 PM

I don't get annoyed by common-sense questions.

To answer a few:

1) Yes, the basis of the new book is the Japanese book Winners, however we have expanded it greatly with the addition of tricks from many of the winners of Atsukawa Awards from 9 through 14.

2) Time is growing short to get these books out for the holiday season, so I've given the order to print New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five: Japan first--those are under way right now. At the moment, I don't have the time to read, edit, and do the other work necessary with the new book. So, that will wait a while.
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Postby Guest » 09/06/07 05:16 PM

Thanks! You've been a very big help.

msc455magic, are you Charles Hsu from youtube?
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Postby Guest » 09/06/07 10:46 PM

QtipMagics,

Yes I am :)
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Postby Guest » 09/07/07 04:22 AM

Dude you're awesome. I'm partyboysproduction I've messaged you a lot. :D
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Postby Guest » 09/09/07 12:39 PM

Does someone keep deleting my replies or is it just me?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/09/07 02:00 PM

I have sent you several e-mails, however you must not be receiving them. Please update your e-mail address on file. I have been editing the threads. No need to get into a discussion about it.
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Postby Guest » 09/09/07 03:39 PM

Yea I just realized that you were sending me emails.
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Postby Guest » 09/11/07 01:58 PM

Mr. Kaufman,

What would be a better deal:
Getting the two reprints (with the pre-publication price), and waiting and buying the new book.
Or, waiting for the new book and buying all three of them for a special price.

~Niko
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 09/11/07 05:41 PM

Because the new book will be coming out later, there will not be a special price for the three.
By the time the new book comes out, the pre-publication price on the reprints will have expired.
So, your least expensive option will be to purchase the reprints when advertised.
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Postby Guest » 09/19/07 07:15 PM

Mr. Kaufman,

In the new book, is there going to be a section with forces, passes, and palms, or is it tricks only? Also, any updates on Eerie Revelation?

~Niko
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Postby Guest » 09/20/07 06:27 PM

Niko: I believe the book will only be about tricks, although I am looking forward to other things from it as well (short biographies of each contributor would be nice!).

Regarding "Eerie Revelation," why don't you check that out from Lorayne's Apocalypse first? This way, you don't have to wait :whack:

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Charles
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Postby Guest » 09/20/07 06:52 PM

Well, I'd rather wait because I'm running low on money. I don't want to have to buy another book for one trick and then buy the 3 japanese magic books. Plus Lorayne's Apocalypse is expensive. I'm only 14 years old. I don't have that kind of cash. :(
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Postby Guest » 09/21/07 04:13 PM

By the way, Charles, what is the name of force that you use in your videos? (the one in Non-Prediction, where you count off cards one by one) :help:
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Postby Bill Withers » 10/01/07 04:42 PM

I don't think this is an actual force, I think Charles just makes the selection look good for the camera. ;)
I've talked to Charles on this specific topic, and he says he usually does a Riffle.

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Postby Guest » 10/01/07 05:15 PM

Noah,

Thanks for the explanation :)

PS: You can use the force (the one I used) as a psychological force too. The success rate is high, but in a trick like this where forcing the card is absolutely a must, I wouldn't depend on this force all the time either.

As of now, I use the hofzinser spread force more than the riffle or psychological force.
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Postby Guest » 10/02/07 04:35 AM

Oh OK. That's what I was thinking. ;)
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Postby flynn » 04/23/08 08:59 PM

Mr Kaufman, has the new book come out yet if so whats it called or if it hasn't when do u you think it will be ready?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 04/23/08 10:09 PM

Not yet. Busy working on the Jennings book. Perhaps by the end of the year. Have just added some new tricks from Tomo Maeda and Yuji Wada. Still haven't decided on a title.
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Postby magicalt » 04/24/08 12:50 AM

Any idea when the Jennings book will be ready.
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